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Month: March 2020

Commissioner joins Chief Constable urging people to #StayHomeSaveLives

Lancashire Police are urging people to play their part in saving potentially thousands of lives in the county as new laws come in to force to help police reduce the spread of Coronavirus. And today Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner joined Chief Constable Andy Rhodes in reminding people it’s about saving potentially thousands of lives and the police, with the […]

27 March, 2020

Government reimburses Lancashire Police for policing fracking protests

Government ministers have listened to calls from Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, for costs associated with the policing of the Preston New Road fracking site to be reimbursed. The policing minister, Kit Malthouse MP, has today agreed to reimburse Lancashire Constabulary £1.28 million. Last year the Commissioner made a Special Grant application to cover £1.5 million of costs […]

Lancashire victims continue to be offered support through Covid-19 pandemic

This is a challenging time for all of us but please be assured that local services are still working hard to support the most vulnerable. Lancashire Victim Services and Nest Lancashire continue to offer their services to anyone affected by crime here in Lancashire. Working practices have been updated to protect both you and the amazing staff who continue to […]

20 March, 2020

PCC statement on the Covid-19 virus pandemic

There is no doubt we are living in unusual and unsettling times. Coronavirus is a public health emergency that is causing daily disruption and understandable anxiety to people across the world and it is vital that our Government fund whatever measures are necessary to protect life. Together, we are all working hard to stop disease spreading and despite the difficulties, […]

Radio scheme helping tackle crime in Accrington

Accrington’s town centre is benefiting from a radio scheme linking shops together to help prevent crime, with support from Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner. The Town Link Radio Scheme creates community links between stores, police and give a better understanding of problems arising in the centre of the town. The Commissioner provided over £2,000 via Hyndburn Community Safety Partnership (CSP) […]

12 March, 2020

‘mini police’ welcomed at launch of community project

Lancashire’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner welcomed around 60 9-11 year olds to Police headquarters at the start of the ‘mini police’ scheme. It is aimed at driving engagement in primary schools, building trust and encouraging them to get involved in their community. The pupils are from Cobbs Brow, Little Digmoor and Ormskirk CofE. The first pilot is taking place […]

11 March, 2020

Commissioner joins officers on the beat in Blackpool

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has joined officers in Blackpool to gain an insight into the work being done, around the clock, to tackle crime and keep people safe. He joined response officers late afternoon as they started their shift, listening in to their briefing session at West Division Headquarters in Mereside before joining a team out on the streets. […]

5 March, 2020

Community Groups to Benefit from Knife Crime Fund

Community organisations across Lancashire are to receive funding for projects that help to tackle knife crime. A total of 11 community groups and third sector organisations have won bids from a funding pot of £180k set aside by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner. Organisations were able to bid for up to £20k to fund projects around the county. The funding […]

4 March, 2020

Commissioner granted over £300k for police Tasers

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has been granted over £300,000 towards new Tasers for Lancashire Police, after successfully bidding for funding to help keep the people of Lancashire safe. A total of £313,500 will bring a further 380 Tasers into use across the force. This follows the Government announcement about investment to make Tasers more widely available, allowing […]

3 March, 2020
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